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11 Odd And Interesting Oscar Facts To Get You Ready For The 2014 Academy Awards

February 28th, 2014 12:03pm EST
11 Odd And Interesting Oscar Facts To Get You Ready For The 2014
The Academy Awards are almost here and it's sure to be an entertaining night involving Hollywood's biggest stars. Here are some odd and interesting facts to impress your friends at your Oscar party:

Quvenzhane Wallis and Emmanuelle Riva faced off in 2013 in the Best Actress category and set records as the young and oldest nominee, respectively. Jennifer Lawrence would go on to win for her role in Silver Linings Playbook.

- Tom Hank's acceptance speech for his role in Philadelphia became the basis of the film In & Out. He thanked his high school drama coach and outed him on national te...
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First Full Trailer For 'Guardians Of The Galaxy' Premieres On 'Jimmy Kimmel Live'

February 19th, 2014 7:56am EST
First Full Trailer For 'Guardians Of The Galaxy' Premieres On 'J
The first full-length trailer for Guardians of the Galaxy made its debut on Jimmy Kimmel's late night talk show Tuesday night.

Introduced by star Chris Pratt, Marvel's latest superhero film centers on five rogues who band together and call themselves the Guardians of the Galaxy. The film centers on U.S. pilot Peter Quill, aka Star Lord (Pratt), green-skinned alien Gamora (Zoe Saldana), the superhuman Drax (Dave Bautista), the tree-like alien Groot (Vin Diesel), and a raccoon with an attitude named Rocket (Bradley Cooper).

The film also stars Lee Pace and Karen Gillan as baddies Ronan the ...
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John C. Reilly Releasing Folk Album On Jack White's Record Label

July 8th, 2013 6:37pm EDT
John C. Reilly
John C. Reilly has been singing on the big screen before, and now he's putting his talents to the test by recording a full-length album on Jack White's label Third Man Records.

Reilly has proven his vocal talent with the films Chicago and Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox story. It was the latter film in which he and Jack White first collaborated - Jack had an amusing appearance as Elvis Presley.

John tells Billboard he met White through friends and they stayed in touch after he convinced White to appear in his film. Reilly explains, "[White] said, 'Well, if you ever want to do anything and want i...
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11 Stars Who Will Never Be People's 'Sexiest Man Alive'

November 15th, 2012 2:04pm EST
Channing Tatum
Channing Tatum was named this year's Sexiest Man Alive by People magazine, the 24th guy to earn the superficial title.

Tatum joins the likes of George Clooney, Hugh Jackman, Harrison Ford, Denzel Washington and Brad Pitt on the list; which has been around for 27 years now; and we thought we'd have a little fun with it and come up with a list of the top 10 guys we think (and are pretty sure) will never be named "Sexiest Man Alive" by People -- or any other publication, for that matter.

It may seem a little mean, but it's all in the name of good humor; and if anybody can take it, it's these...
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John C. Reilly Using 'Wreck-It Ralph' Press Tour To Help Victims Of Hurricane Sandy

November 1st, 2012 11:04pm EDT
John C. Reilly
Walk Hard star John C. Reilly is using TV appearances to promote his new movie Wreck-It Ralph to urge viewers to donate to the Red Cross and help the victims of former Hurricane Sandy.

Sitting down for a chat with comedienne Chelsea Handler on her show Chelsea Lately on Wednesday, the actor admitted he felt silly talking about an animated family movie when so many people on the east coast were homeless or without power after Monday's storms.

He said, "There's an elephant in the room. There's this major major thing that happened on the east coast... (and) people are gonna be dealing with i...
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Review 'The Dictator': Sacha Baron Cohen Fans Will Enjoy Its Crude, Obnoxious & Outrageous Humor

May 16th, 2012 1:16pm EDT
The Dictator
Sacha Baron Cohen... People either love him or hate him. It's hard to feel indifferent about this outrageous, over the top and at times, super obnoxious, man. Personally, I admire his chutzpah.

In his new film, 'The Dictator' a mock-documentary directed by Larry Charles (Borat, Bruno and Religulous) Sacha plays Admiral General Aladeen, a bearded North African dictator of the oil rich country, Wadiyas.

To get a sense about what kind of man the Admiral General is...His heroes are North Korea's Kim Jong-il, Gaddafi and Saddam Hussein.

Aladeen has been in power since he was seven years old...
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2012 Film Independent Spirit Awards Red Carpet (Video)

February 26th, 2012 7:20pm EST
Michelle Williams
The stars came out to Santa Monica today for the 27th Annual Film Independent Spirit Awards hosted my Seth Rogan. Starpulse was there to cover the carpet arrivals which included many nominees, presenters and special award recipients.

Celebrities who graced the purple carpet included Zoe Saldana, Benjamin Bratt, Max Greenfield, Rashida Jones, Michelle Williams, Wilmer Valderrama, Jessica Chastain, Laura Dern, Matthew Lillard, Patricia Clarkson, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, John C. Reilly, Giovanni Ribisi, James Cromwell, Simon Baker, Willem Dafoe, Zac Efron, William H. Macy, Eli...
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Blu-ray Review: 'Best Picture - Five Film Collection'

February 1st, 2012 2:45pm EST
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What’s more passionate then owning an Academy Award winning flick on Blu-ray? How about five! That’s the premise of the new Lionsgate/Miramax collaboration Blu-ray out Jan 31 containing five best picture flicks including "No Country for Old Men," "Shakespeare in Love," "Crash," "The English Patient" and "Chicago." Check out the review of the 'Best Picture Academy Award Winners – Five Star Collection' below!

Title: 'Best Picture Academy Award Winners – Five Film Collection'

Grade: 3

Cast: Various

Director: Various

Rating: R

Runtime: 634 minutes

Release Company: Lionsgate/Mir...
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Kate Winslet: 'I'm Actually Quite Proud Of My Vomiting'

January 21st, 2012 3:00pm EST
Kate Winslet
Kate Winslet left the set of her new movie Carnage "smelling of sick" every night after having to projectile vomit over and over again for one key scene.

The actress stars alongside Jodie Foster, John C. Reilly and Christoph Waltz as two sets of parents who meet up after their kids are caught fighting at school, and one part sees Winslet's character, Nancy, throw up mid-discussion.

The Brit admits the excess vomit made the set rather unpleasant to work on, but she enjoyed every moment of it.

She tells People magazine, "I'm actually quite proud of my vomiting! It was everywhere: in my hai...
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Two Jews' Review 'We Need To Talk About Kevin' And Applaud Tilda Swinton's Brilliant Performance (Video)

January 20th, 2012 2:15pm EST
We Need To Talk About Kevin
Two Jews on Film - By Joan Alperin Schwartz: What would you do if you suspected that your six year old son was an evil sociopath? (Are there any other kind?) I know what I would do...Lock him away and throw away the key.

Unfortunately, this is not what Eva Khatchadourian (Tilda Swinton) in 'We Need To Talk About Kevin' does. In fact, Eva does absolutely nothing and that's a decision that will haunt her until the day she dies.

I have to say that watching this intensely disturbing film, directed by Lynne Ramsey and based on a novel by Lionel Shriver, I found myself growing more and more f...
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Beastie Boys' Star-Studded 'Fight For Your Right (Revisited)' Named 2011's Top Music Video (Watch It!)

December 13th, 2011 11:06pm EST
Beastie Boys
The Beastie Boys' "Fight For Your Right (Revisited)" video, featuring Seth Rogen, Elijah Wood and Danny McBride as the aging rap trio, has topped a new poll to find the music promo of the year.

The actors battle their future selves, played by Will Ferrell, Jack Black and John C. Reilly, in the hilarious short film, released to promote the rap group's acclaimed 2011 album "Hot Sauce Committee Part Two."

The video beat Ke$ha's "Blow" and Tyler, the Creator's "She" in Spinner.com's end-of-year round-up.

Lana Del Rey's "Video Games and Money" and "Run" by UNKLE featuring Nick Cave round out ...
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Trailer Talk: This Week In Movies - 'Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows,' 'Carnage,' & More

December 12th, 2011 11:00am EST
Trailer Talk: This Week in Movies
Sadly, I haven’t caught last week’s pick yet: “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy.” However I did have the misfortune of watching the David Gordon Green comedy “The Sitter,” which turned out to be a complete dud. If you haven’t already read my review, give it a look to find out why I think Jonah Hill deserves better.

Arriving in theaters this week are the Guy Ritchie sequel “Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows,” the Roman Polanski parental dramedy “Carnage,” the third Chipmunks adventure “Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chip-Wrecked,” and the Roger Corman themed documentary “Corman’s World: Exploits of a...
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December Movie Preview

December 3rd, 2011 9:00am EST
December Movie Preview
Well, we’ve made it. December is finally here and with it, as always, comes the biggest push for awards season glory. This December is packed with films that are vying for Oscar attention, some of which are the most anticipated films of the year.

December 9

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

There is so much to be excited about for “Tinker Tailor Solider Spy” that it’s hard to list everything. For starters, the cast is amazing: Gary Oldman (in the role that will most likely finally win him an Oscar), Colin Firth, Tom Hardy, Mark Strong, Toby Jones and John Hurt. Aside from a group of some of the ...
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Kate Winslet Emphasizes Her Assets At Venice Film Festival

September 2nd, 2011 12:00pm EDT
Kate Winslet
Kate Winslet walked the "Carnage" red carpet during the Venice Film Festival yesterday. She wore a beige dress with a long zipper in the back that showed off her curves.

In the film, four parents sit down for a civilized dinner after their children get into a brawl at a local park. The Sony Pictures Classics comedy is based on Yasmina Reza's raucous play.

Jodie Foster, John C. Reilly and Christopher Waltz also star.
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Kate Winslet Thrilled To Star In 'Carnage'

September 2nd, 2011 10:12am EDT
Kate Winslet
Kate Winslet jumped at the chance to star in Roman Polanski's new comedy Carnage - because she's always been a fan of the legendary director.

The movie, based on the hit Broadway play God of Carnage, stars Winslet, Jodie Foster, John C. Reilly and Christoph Waltz as two sets of parents who meet up after their kids brawl at school.

The comedy was well-received by critics after its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival on Thursday, and Winslet reveals she didn't hesitate to sign up to the movie.

She says, "When Roman Polanski invites you to join him in any project you don't really ...
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Will Sacha Baron Cohen Score Again With 'The Dictator'?

July 16th, 2011 12:00pm EDT
dictator
Sacha Baron Cohen, one of the most talented and controversial actors in Hollywood, is currently filming his next movie, The Dictator, which will likely spark as much public discussion as his first two films. In the comedy, which is scheduled to be released May 11, 2012, Baron Cohen plays two different characters: one is an oppressive dictator of a Middle Eastern country who is overthrown, and the second is the poor goat herder lookalike that replaces him. The film’s log line describes it as “the heroic story of a dictator who risked his life to ensure that democracy would never come to the ...
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Trailer Talk: This Week In Movies - 'Transformers: Dark Of The Moon,' 'Larry Crowne,' & More

June 27th, 2011 10:45am EDT
Transformers
Last week I saw the Cameron Diaz comedy “Bad Teacher,” which was just about as disappointing as “Green Lantern.” In many ways the film tries to mimic “Bad Santa” and go for outrageous laughs, but the writers force these ridiculous moments and don’t really give their protagonist any redeeming qualities in the end. For more of my thoughts, check out the full review.

Hitting the box office this week are the epic Michael Bay outing “Transformers: Dark of the Moon,” the Tom Hanks romantic dramedy “Larry Crowne,” the Selena Gomez teenage vacation adventure “Monte Carlo,” the John C. Reilly ind...
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Review: 'Terri' Starring John C. Reilly 'Two Jews On Film' Aren't Stoked By This Sundance Hit (Video)

June 20th, 2011 4:39pm EDT
Terri
By Joan Alperin-Schwartz: 'Terri' is directed by Azazel Jacobs (Momma's Man) and stars John C. Reilly.

The press notes inform us, that this indie film, was a big hit at Sundance. They also let us know that 'Terri' is a moving and often funny film about the relationship between Terri (Jacob Wysocki) an oversized teen misfit and his garrulous, well-meaning Vice Principal, Mr. Fitzgerald (John C. Reilly).

The relationship part...(Terri and the Vice Principal) - Very true...That this is a moving and often funny film...Not so true...At least in my humble opinion.

I wasn't moved and I ...
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The Beastie Boys Release 'Fight For Your Right - Revisted' Trailer With Will Ferrell, Jack Black, Danny McBride & More

April 8th, 2011 4:00pm EDT
Beastie Boys
The Beastie Boys have released a hilarious trailer to their 30 minute movie "Fight for Your Right - Revisited." Watch it below!

The trailer stars Seth Rogen, Danny McBride, Elijah Wood, Will Ferrell, Jack Black, John C. Reilly, Ted Danson, Stanley Tucci, Rainn Wilson, Jason Schwartzman, Steve Buscemi, Will Arnett and Susan Sarandon.

The short film apparently takes place right after the original "Fight for Your Right" music video, and has something to do with the Beasties Brothers from the 80s meeting the Beastie Boys from today.

Their new album, Hot Sauce Committee Pt. 2, comes out May 3...
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Review: 'Cedar Rapids' 'Two Jews On Film' Have Fun With This Quirky Comedy (Video)

February 10th, 2011 9:47am EST
Cedar Rapids
'Cedar Rapids' directed by Miguel Arteta (The Good Girl) is the story of an incredibly naive insurance agent Tim Lippe (Ed Helms) who's spent his entire life in the little town of Brown Valley Wisconsin. He's 34 years old, has never been on an airplane or stayed in a hotel. He's the guy that people always thought would go places, but then, he just...didn't.

That soon changes when his boss at Brown Star Insurance, Bill Krogstad (Stephen Root) dispatches him to the annual ASMI insurance convention in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Tim's mission...to bring back the coveted Two Diamond Award that the...
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Ed Helms Is Naked Again In 'Cedar Rapids'

February 10th, 2011 9:28am EST
Cedar Rapids
Most actors insist on no nudity clauses once they’re famous. Ed Helms just seems to get more naked. The Hangover had him in a drunken fling with a stripper. Now Cedar Rapids has several scenes when he’s stripped down to his briefs for a hotel pool orgy at an insurance convention.

“It’s funny, when a script has nudity in it, I don't think about it,” Helms said. “I’m like oh, that’ll be fine, it is what it is. Then as your contract starts to come together, I get a call from my lawyer, ‘We’re just working out the nudity clause.’ All of a sudden all these things are codified in a contract, lik...
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Will Ferrell And John C. Reilly To Record Rap Album

January 11th, 2011 11:15pm EST
Will Ferrell And John C. Reilly
Comedians Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly are forging ahead with plans to record a rap album after landing a "big time producer" to collaborate with on the project.

The Step Brothers co-stars have previously toyed with the idea of releasing a joint music project and entertained fans with their rapping skills on spoof songs like 2008's Boats 'N Hoes, even recording a video and posting it on YouTube.com.

But the plans have now been put into motion, according to Step Brothers director Adam McKay - and they're hoping to entice hip-hop star Mos Def to join them on a track.

McKay writes on Twi...
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The Beastie Boys To 'Fight For Your Right' On The Big Screen

December 14th, 2010 8:23am EST
Beastie Boys
Seth Rogen, Elijah Wood and Danny McBride are playing the Beastie Boys in a new short film based on the iconic rap band.

Rapper Adam Yauch, who recently took a break from music to battle cancer, has written and directed the movie, which focuses on the making of the trio's 1986 video for (You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (To Party!).

Yauch will be played by McBride in Fight For Your Right Revisited, while Wood will play Adam Horovitz and Rogen will take on the role of Michael 'Mike D' Diamond. Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly and Jack Black will also take on the roles of the band members duri...
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'Winter's Bone' Leads Independent Spirit Awards Nominations

November 30th, 2010 4:59pm EST
Winter
Crime drama Winter's Bone is leading the charge for the 2011 Independent Spirit Awards after landing seven nominations.

Director Debra Granik's film, about a young woman's search for her drug dealer father, will compete for Best Picture against ballet movie Black Swan, starring Natalie Portman, James Franco's survival drama 127 Hours, Ben Stiller's Greenberg and Annette Bening's The Kids Are All Right.

Winter's Bone star Jennifer Lawrence will battle it out with Bening and Portman for Best Actress, in addition to Greta Gerwig (Greenberg), Nicole Kidman (Rabbit Hole) and Michelle Williams...
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Trailer Talk: This Week In Movies - 'Toy Story 3,' 'Jonah Hex,' & More

June 14th, 2010 9:39am EDT
Jonah Hex
The remake of “The Karate Kid” starring Jackie Chan and Jaden Smith, does not live up to the original, but it does effectively adapt the model of the story to a new setting. Jaden Smith’s character Dre, character is a bit more obnoxious and impatient than Ralph Macchio’s Daniel, mainly because he is younger though. As Mr. Han, Dre’s instructor, Jackie Chan gives a deep and nuanced performance, showing that he is a brilliant teacher despite his tragic past.

Action sequences in the movie are fast-paced and exciting, however in many ways this version sensationalizes the violence in a way th...
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John C. Reilly:'I Guess I'll Just Hump The Pillow!'

June 13th, 2010 9:49am EDT
John C. Reilly
Actor John C. Reilly was left red-faced on the set of romantic comedy The Good Girl when he had to simulate sex with a clearly-uncomfortable Jennifer Aniston. The pair star as husband and wife in the 2002 film and one scene sees the odd movie couple get intimate in the bedroom.

However, Reilly admits what was meant to be a sexy scene was far from steamy because Aniston insisted on covering up from head-to-toe and using a prop cushion to ensure the stars didn't get too close for comfort.

He says, "It's all dark and she's a little tense 'cause a sex scene is going to happen. So I get ther...
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John C. Reilly To 'Scratch The Eyes Out' Of Anyone Who Wants His 'Guys & Dolls' Role

June 12th, 2010 1:09pm EDT
John C. Reilly
Things are about to get ugly in Hollywood if Guy Ritchie gets the greenlight to start work on movie musical remake "Guys & Dolls" - star John C. Reilly has threatened anyone who steals the role of Nathan Detroit from him with physical violence.

That means Justin Timberlake should be worried - if reports Ritchie has him slated for the iconic role are true.

The "Chicago" star tells WENN he has his sights set on the role Frank Sinatra played on the big screen in 1955.

He explains, "I'm still waiting for 'Guys and Dolls' to get made into a movie. I will scratch the eyes out of anyone who tri...
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Independent Film Festival Boston Review: 'Cyrus'

April 24th, 2010 3:21pm EDT
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Every once and a while, you can find a film that exceeds your expectations and pleasantly surprises you; “Cyrus” starring John C. Reilly, Jonah Hill, and Marisa Tomei definitely qualities as one of those movies. A tender romantic comedy that encompasses the importance of family, “Cyrus” is funny and complex at the same time, something that is quite uncommon.

John C. Reilly plays a sad sack divorcee conveniently named John, who has spent the last few years romantically dormant while his ex-wife (Catherine Keener) moved on. The unusual thing about their relationship though is that it’s ...
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Epic Animated Masterpiece '9' Arrives On DVD & Blu-ray Dec. 29

December 16th, 2009 10:30am EST
9
Visionary filmmakers Tim Burton and Timur Bekmambetov join forces to produce Academy Award-nominated director Shane Acker's distinctively original and thrilling animated epic adventure set in a post-apocalyptic world unlike any imagined. Featuring the voices of Elijah Wood, John C. Reilly, Jennifer Connelly and Crispin Glover, 9 dynamically explores the will to live, the power of community and how one soul can change the world.

In the final days of humanity, a dedicated scientist gives the spark of life to nine of his creations. The world has turned into an unrecognizable landscape of m...
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Trailer Talk: This Week In Movies - 'Saw VI,' 'Vampire's Assistant' & More

October 19th, 2009 9:43am EDT
Cirque du Freak
Last Tuesday, I had a chance to see "Where the Wild Things Are." Visually the film is stunning; it integrates handheld camera shots in the appropriate moments to take viewers into the action. Jim Henson's Creature Shop makes the monsters of the movie look incredibly convincing, and the composite animation of their faces matches up well.

Spike Jonze and Dave Eggers do a fantastic job of stretching a 10 page children's book into a movie that doesn't distort the message of the book, but still gives audiences something fresh. One of the most fascinating aspects of the creatures the hero M...
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